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Women in Lebanon protest law allowing rapists to marry their victims to escape sentencing

Female protesters dressed as bloody and bandaged brides gathered in front of the Lebanese government headquarters on Dec. 6, calling for the …

The Real Reason Iran Wants to Keep the Nuclear Deal

China isn’t the only foreign country keeping a watchful eye on President-elect Donald Trump. Tensions are mounting between Tehran and the United States as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani becomes increasingly worried about Trump’s intentions to can the Obama administration’s nuclear deal.<p>In an …

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act would damage free speech rights on campus

Since Donald Trump's election, a wave of hate attacks have targeted Jews, Muslims and other vulnerable groups.<p>What's the government doing about it? Nothing.<p>But the U.S. Senate did pass a bill last week called the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which cracks down on the constitutional rights of college …

An Iraq war veteran walks 5,800 miles to spread a powerful message

<b>(CNN) —</b> His road has been long and, at times, lonely.<p>He had to take it.<p>He was a combat veteran who had simply seen too much -- too many brother Marines dead on the battlefield in Iraq. When he came home he faced fresh battles: alcohol, arrests and a suicide attempt.<p>He chose a date that resonated -- …

Iraq Veterans

Thousands of Tunisian lawyers join protest against new taxes

TUNIS (Reuters) - Several thousand Tunisian lawyers demonstrated on Tuesday in front of the prime minister’s office, with some demanding his resignation as they escalated a protest against widely unpopular new taxes that will hit them and other high-end professions.<p>Tunisian lawyers demonstrate …

Austerity

India built the world’s largest solar plant in record time

India’s push for solar power is gaining steam.<p>At the end of November, the country turned on the world’s largest solar power plant spanning 10 km sq in Kamuthi in the state of Tamil Nadu. It packs 648 megawatts of power—nearly 100 more than California’s Topaz Solar Farm, which was previously the …

Renewable Energy

Exclusive: Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

DORAL, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s plan for Syria would “lead to World War Three,” because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia.<p>In an interview focused largely on foreign …

National Security

Even White People Are Abandoning Donald Trump

Embroiled in scandal, the G.O.P. nominee is struggling to hold onto his core supporter base.<p>Blindsided by the re-election of President <b>Barack Obama,</b> the Republican National Committee famously conducted an “autopsy” of the 2012 election to identify what went wrong. The resulting 100-page “Growth and …